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Will China Rule The World?

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, December 14, 2018

China’s worldwide influence campaign requires a coordinated response from all segments of American society—not just politicians and policy-makers.


Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses China's retaliation for the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, and how her arrest puts all American officials in China at risk.


New Frontiers In Digital Censorship: A Conversation With Glenn Tiffert

interview with Glenn Tiffertvia Power 3.0
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Glenn Tiffert explores how structural and technological shifts in the global information environment—enabled by algorithms, artificial intelligence, and private sector hosting services—are creating new opportunities for authoritarian regimes such as China to censor and manipulate information at the source.

Analysis and Commentary

High-Flying U.S. Car Execs Often Crash When When They Run Into Foreign Laws

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Mary Barra runs a global auto company that has fallen out of favor with both the American public and president. Barra runs General Motors and she argues that shutting down plants will prevent her from shutting down business.

In the News

The Cybersecurity 202: Trump Is Getting Tough On Chinese Hacking. Will It Work?

quoting Herbert Linvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Trump administration is prepping a slate of get-tough measures against Chinese government-linked hackers — including indictments, a naming and shaming campaign by multiple federal agencies and possible sanctions against hackers and the organizations that back them.

Analysis and Commentary

Crossing Lines With Lanhee Chen

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Crossing Lines with Lanhee Chen
Monday, December 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen interviews Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip about the US-China trade dispute and likely impacts on the US economy. He also reflects on the life and political legacy of President George H.W. Bush, as well as other events of the last week.

Analysis and Commentary

My Message To Europe: Tell Us You Want Britain To Stay

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Leaders across Europe might want to get Brexit over the line. But in the long term the EU would be weaker without the UK.


The Divide Between Silicon Valley And Washington Is A National-Security Threat

by Amy Zegart, Lt Col Kevin Childsvia The Atlantic
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Closing the gap between technology leaders and policy makers will require a radically different approach from the defense establishment.

Featured AnalysisAnalysis and Commentary

Pragmatism And Profits Drive Islamic Finance Industry

by Afshin Molavivia The Caravan
Thursday, December 13, 2018

A curious Islamic scholarly ruling emerged this month from a group of scholars associated with the Shariyah Review Bureau, an independent consultancy licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain. The scholars granted a Swiss-based cryptocurrency, X8, a coveted sharia-compliant certificate, noting that its currency would be permissible under Islamic law. Pious Muslims interested in cryptocurrency can now trade the X8C StableCoin as it is called, citing the Shariya Review Board’s ruling as justification.

Featured AnalysisAnalysis and Commentary

Erdogan The Nationalist Vs Erdogan The Islamist

by Asli Aydintasbasvia The Caravan
Thursday, December 13, 2018

One of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s pet projects is the promotion of “imam-hatip” schools within the Turkish education system with the hope that it would help create his desire for a “pious generation.” Originally designed to educate young imams and preachers, the schools follow the standard curriculum of Turkey’s ministry of education, but also offer additional courses in Arabic, Islamic law and the Quran. Erdogan – himself a graduate – wants Turkey’s imam-hatip schools to be the centerpiece of the country’s educational system and its graduates to be the next generation’s leaders, undoing nearly a hundred years of secular dominance.


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